Your prayers have been answered: “The Rock” / Dwayne Johnson is officially considering running for president. That’s right, the guy who brought you “Tooth Fairy” and had a feud with “Mr. Ass” may be planning to jump in the presidential ring along with Kanye West, Mark Zuckerberg, and of course Donald Trump.
The thing is, running for president is very expensive. And The Rock is by no means Mark Zuckerberg. Still, he’s doing pretty well…just check out what he’s worth in 2018:
In what is becoming a tradition for American presidents, The Rock’s career started in entertainment. He originally considered becoming a professional football player, and after graduating from college (yes he did go to college) The Rock joined the Canadian football league.
But Dwayne Johnson/The Rock was quick to move on to other things, and like his father who was a wrestler, he found his place in the ring. Given his connections, he was able to break into the WWF and make a name for himself relatively quickly.
Although he was relatively good at wrestling and started beating people right away, the fans didn’t particularly like him. In fact he was booed a lot during his early matches. However, he grew on people as he started to become more aggressive and enter into feuds with other wrestlers.
Among the feuds: a wrestler named Mr. Ass, as well as Triple H, and Mr. McMahon.
The Rock continued his wrestling career through the early 2000’s, although by then he was mostly focusing on acting. In the end, he became a wrestling icon, and brought in more viewers than the vast majority of other WWF wrestlers.
As an actor, The Rock starred in such films as Set Smart, Journey 2, Empire State, and Hercules, but he is best known for his roles in The Fast and the Furious series.
He is also well-known for his cameos, and he’s been seen many times on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, where he has hosted award shows and get started on various sitcoms.
According to Forbes, The Rock was named the top grossing actor of 2013, mostly because of the Gast and the Furious Six. In that year alone, his films brought in over $1 billion.
Over the next several years, he had more hits, and this year he is likely to make a lot of money from films such as Baywatch. In 2018, for example, he earned an estimated $64.5 million, according to Forbes.
Dwayne Johnson has earned a lot of money over the past few years, dramatically upping his net worth. For 2018, we estimate The Rock net worth at $200 million. That’s not quite as much as Zuckerberg, but it’s plenty for a presidential candidate.
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